Monday, June 29, 2009

UW Colleges Libraries Face Potential $.5 Million Cut

A Budget Planning Work Group appointed by UW Colleges-UW Extension Chancellor David Wilson to resolve budget shortfalls has recommended a reorganization of UW Colleges libraries and a $.5 million cut to their base budget. The group's report dated April 1 states that the 13 campus libraries are staffed at a "high level" when compared with other UW and national institutions. It further states that "Library services should be restructured to take maximum advantage of the 'one institution - one library' model, while preserving the current level of campus-based oversight and services." According to a UW Colleges library staff member, a library task force has been assigned to develop more detailed recommendations by August 1.

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